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Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Closed-back Headphones

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HD 280 Pro Closed-back Headphones

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HD 280 Pro Closed-back Headphones
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The HD280 Professional is Sennheiser's most significant closed, circumaural headphone to be introduced in years. Designed to exceed the demands of the professional environment, the HD280Pro boasts extremely robust construction combined with the sound quality, modular design and aggressive noise isolation that is necessary in the field. The unique collapsible design combined with swiveling ear cups, offers maximum flexibility in any application.

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- Closed, dynamic stereo headphones
- Accurate, linear sound reproduction for critical monitoring applications
- Optimum impedance ensures universal compatability
- Space saving design features collapsible, rotating earcups
- Up to 32 dB of ambient noise attenuation
- Neodymium magnets for high maximum SPL
- Single-sided, coiled cable with 3.5 mm mini jack with locking 1/4" adapter
- Very comfortable, even if used for long periods of time
- Rugged construction

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Great for live sound console monitoring 1 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   London North, Ontario
I have owned my pair of the HD280 Pro's for almost 10 years. I use them for monitoring sound from live sound consoles. The over the ear, closed back design are helpful in isolating outside sounds allowing me concentrate on my mix. My pair have stood up over the years and are still rockin'! I would recommend these for anyone requiring a decent pair of closed back design monitoring headphones.
Posted by Ron B. on Nov 21, 2023
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Sennheiser HD 280 PRO 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Ottawa, Ontario
I found these headphones midrange, highs were good, I would have preferred more bass. (I tried different sources and different mediums). Overall, very satisfied.
Posted by Francis Dupuis on Oct 23, 2023
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Sturdy headphones 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Kanata, Ontario
The sound quality on one of these is amazing. They are very sturdy and the industry value for a reason. Great headphones.
Posted by Frederic Desjardins on Apr 14, 2023
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left ear 1 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Calgary East, Alberta
The left ear works at 90-95%, it can be noticed but not easily, it is terribly infuriating and disappointing. Here is my first experience with hd 280 pro...
Posted by Ihor on Feb 7, 2023
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Sound great but very poor build quality 1 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
I owned a pair for 2.5 years. The headphone covers are already all frayed away. I was going to buy new covers but replacements cost 1/2 the price of the headphones. Last week the left headphone went dead, so I will just throw them in the garbage and buy new ones, Maybe Shure? Before these I had Fostex headphones that lasted 15 years.
Posted by John Hart on May 18, 2022
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Best headphones! Until they break 1 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Winnipeg (Henderson), Manitoba
Beautiful and clear sound with great isolation. Super comfortable. Practiced drums with them every day for over a year, then the right ear stopped working suddenly.
Posted by Thomas Steur on Feb 12, 2022
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Reliable Work Horse 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Calgary Royal Vista, Alberta
I've owned these for many years and used them for recording and mixing. They are comfortable for long sessions and have survived abuse from kids and travelling. I love that they fold down flat and don't have little thin wires that stick out like some other headphones I own. My only wish is for a removable cable for easier transport. Overall a fantastic closed back headphone. I would certainly buy them again if needed.
Posted by Ming on Jan 4, 2022
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I\'ve used these for many years 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Vancouver, British Columbia
I\'ve had several pairs of these for the last 15 years or so. They are great -- they sound good, they are comfortable, the cord is long enough. The only issue I\'ve had is, if they\'re many years old, the padding at the top may start to fray a bit. Even my oldest pair still work great, though. The reason I\'ve bought so many is that I keep them in different places for different purposes (one for my guitar upstairs, one for my piano downstairs, one for my synth in the garage, etc.) They are so affordable that multiple pairs is an option. Just buy them!
Posted by Doc Sketchy on Nov 29, 2021
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RIGHT EAR QUIT WORKING 1 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec
Great sound quality.RIGHT EAR QUIT WORKING after 6 months or normal use.Lesft side is very stiff-the problem come from there and you try to extend the left side -right cup stop working.I see that another people have the same problem....Sad.
Posted by Milen Trifonov on Aug 7, 2021
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speaker stopped working 1 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Calgary Chinook, Alberta
first set i bought were fantastic but one ear died pretty early on one the last 2 sets ive owned..its too bad they are good headphone but i'm not buying another set!
Posted by jody on Jun 13, 2021
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Decent and solid 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Vancouver, British Columbia
I do a fair bit of home recording, but I also bring these with me when I'm tracking sessions in bigger studios so I don't have to deal with other people's sweat. I've had them for about 4 years without any problems. They sound great, super comfortable and have good isolation. I appreciate that they are modular, so all the parts on these are replaceable and can be purchased separately if anything wears out.
Posted by DG on May 22, 2021
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Right Speaker Stopped Working 3 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Edmonton Mayfield, Alberta
Purchased on November 16, 2018 -- Stopped Working on February 09, 2021. The Right Speaker just stopped on me. I have babied these headphones. They never left my desk and never put any strain or flex on the cord, never dropped or abused at all. Now that I search the internet I see this is a common issue. Very disappointed as this does not represent Value For Dollar to me as I have headphones I've purchased at gas stations that have lasted longer and endured rigorous beatings. Also, the curled wire is Very heavy. I will not be purchasing these again and will certainly be looking at other companies like AKG for my next set of cans.
Posted by Stinkhammer O'Toole on Feb 10, 2021
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Sounds great, if you only have one ear 4 of 6 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Kanata, Ontario
They were fabulous until the right side stopped working. Good for people who only have one ear.
Posted by James Jamison on Dec 1, 2020
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Great studio headphones 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   London North, Ontario
Have had 1 pair for years, they sound great and are exactly what you would expect. My only complaint is the cable is not long enough and because it is coiled, is a little heavy on the cable side.
Posted by anonymous on Nov 29, 2020
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Cannot recommend 3 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Waterloo, Ontario
I originally bought a pair of these back in 2014 and they lasted 3 years with no issues - worked really well, good isolation, good sound quality, very comfy. They were unfortunately stolen from me in 2017, so I bought a new pair. About 1.5 years later, my coworker tried them on. He had to extend the headphones (which is very stiff!) and the right ear stopped working entirely. Took it in, got a replacement for free under warranty. Happened again 6 months later, so I got another replacement, still for free. It has just happened AGAIN, and my warranty has expired. If you get the extended warranty then the risk might be worth it, but I've decided to get a different pair from a different company which arrive tomorrow.
Posted by Dakota St.Laurent on Jun 23, 2020
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Best "Entry Level" Pro Headphones 4 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Vancouver, British Columbia
I have had these headphones for about 3 years now, used them mostly for producing and listening to music, and never had any issues. I've put them in harm's way more times than I should, and they have been no worse for wear beyond a few small scuffs. They sound fantastic, very flat EQ with a smooth bass response that is accurate without being overwhelming. I've worn them on public transit, including the Vancouver SkyTrain which is screechy as hell sometimes, and can attest that they have great noise isolation, especially for the price. My grandparents, bless their hearts, have this loudass grandfather clock in their living room. Whenever I stay with them, I have to sleep in the living room directly below the clock. These headphones are good enough at noise isolation that I can actually have a good night's sleep if I wear them to bed, despite the hourly clanging from the clock. Thank you for your service, HD 280s. May you continue to grace my ears with your sweet ecstasy for years to come.
Posted by Mitch on May 30, 2020
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Disappointed 1 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Toronto (Danforth), Ontario
The cable is way too heavy and pulls down on the left side where it is attached to the headset. I was hoping to use these for playing my electric drum kit but was very disappointed with the lack of option for the cable and the fact that it probably weight over a kilo. Not very comfortable on the head as it is a bit too tight and can produce ear fatigue with long term use.
Posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2020
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poor build, not very durable 2 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Edmonton Mayfield, Alberta
After about a year, the right speaker quit. The headset is assembled with annoying screws with a proprietary star head so they're just about impossible to take apart and fix. And lots of cheap plastic in the headset that makes them kinda flimsy. It's too bad, they sounded great and were very comfortable. But just not built to last. My first sennheisers lasted about 10 years. Bought these and they failed right after the warranty expired. Won't buy Senns again.
Posted by James T Lever on Apr 17, 2020
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GREAT OVERAL NATURAL SOUND, LACKS COMFORTABILITY 0 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Abbotsford, British Columbia
Like the natural sound for producing, mixing and general listening. Low end is definitely sacrificed. Once I switch to using studio monitors or anything else I have to crank the bass way down in my mixes. Other than that not many complaints about the sound for this price range, pretty accurate. CANNOT WEAR THESE FOR MORE THAN 1 HOUR WITHOUT MY EARS HURTING! For cheap headphones the sound is on point, but absolutely cannot stand wearing them for very long. I try and not pay attention to it, but after a long session my ears are very uncomfortably numb, and sore :( Maybe its the shape of my head, or the pair I got, but if you plan on doing long sessions I would pay the extra $$ for something with better low end and not agonizingly painful to your wear.
Posted by Matt on Mar 21, 2020
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Life of headphones is unpredictable 6 of 7 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Winnipeg (Pembina), Manitoba
I own 2 pairs of these. The first one lasted almost 2 years before some issues with sound cutting out of the right ear. I bought a second pair because I was satisfied with it and thought it was just a mistake I must have made but the new pair had issues less than 3 months later.
Posted by Patrick on Mar 10, 2019
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Awesome 11 of 16 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Calgary Chinook, Alberta
Great headphones.my first pair lasted 8 yrs and only died because my dog ate them.grr.they are also well isolated so you can block out the wife!
Posted by J on Nov 10, 2018
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No bass 1 of 10 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Vancouver, British Columbia
Got them as some studio tracking headphones, play mainly bass and cant hear myself. Very noticeable lack of low frequency if you playback a pop or rap track through them. Sure, bass is sacraficed for clear highs or whatever, but come on Sennheiser this is a bit much. Compared to nearfield monitors not flat at all.
Posted by Zach on Oct 20, 2017
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Great Headphones 5 of 6 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Toronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
Picked these up about a week ago to run with my Yamaha digital keyboard. Love the sound quality and fit. Tried several other brands in and around this price and nothing really compared. Very happy with them.
Posted by Sean on Apr 24, 2017
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HD 280 Pro 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   London South, Ontario
I just bought a set of these today, very comfortable
Posted by Willie Fulton on Apr 3, 2017
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Amazing 0 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Brampton, Ontario
Great pair of headphones that really do their job as monitors. Borrowed them off a friend a few years back to try out, couldn't justify the price but now that I came back to them, still pretty happy with my purchase!
Posted by J. W. on Jul 24, 2016
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A must have... 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Laval, Quebec
A perfect blend of clean, clear, natural sound at this price point makes it the perfect set of affordable headphones. Combined with my Presonus studio monitors, I have all the bases covered and the price is amazing for this level of quality!
Posted by marti garaughty on Mar 3, 2016
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Best balanced headphones... 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Abbotsford, British Columbia
I found that these headphones sounded really balanced and natural in sound.I was a fan of the ATH-M50 until i heard these..Not only are they great for the money.They are even better then models above from sennheiser : )
Posted by victor on Jul 3, 2015
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The Sound's The Thing! 4 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   North York (Steeles), Ontario
Comfortable? Yes, very. Well Constructed? They look & feel like they will last for many years. Price? Very favourable compared to the competition for the quality you receive. Sound Quality? Absolutely spectacular! I've been an owner of many different Sennheiser 'phones over the decades & they all were excellent. These ones are no exception. I think that they have the best overall sound of any of the one's I've ever owned and I'm listening to them through 56 year old ears that have had their fair share of use & abuse! Very pleased with my purchase & think I will pick up another pair & put them away if needed in the future.
Posted by John David on May 23, 2015
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Great for tracking 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Halifax, Nova Scotia
Ive had two pairs for four years and the are doing well. After thorough use in a 'silent studio' setup, i can say that they sound honest and hold up well. Get a pair!
Posted by steve on Apr 11, 2015
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Great Headphones 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Vancouver, British Columbia
I've had these headphones for about 8 years and there still going strong. Great sound, great durability. Great quality and long-lasting for dollars spent.
Posted by Shane on Dec 4, 2014
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Great headphones, questionable comfort 5 of 6 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Markham, Ontario
I can really hear the instruments well and overall they sound great especially for the type of music I listen to. I got it because after trying out a couple of headphones at the shop, they were the best ones I could afford. However, it is not recommended that you buy these headphones if you wear glasses or have quite a small head. In my case, both applied and they kept sliding off my head and gave me a headache because the pads kept pressing onto my glasses. I didn't recognize this problem when I was just trying them out but ya I've had it for 4 months and they are still quite uncomfortable. I'm very satisfied with the way it sounds, but I do wish I got a different set that fit me better.
Posted by anonymous on Feb 1, 2014
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Read My Review! 1 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Abbotsford, British Columbia
What are you still doing here? Go out and buy theses!
Posted by Rhodium on Nov 26, 2013
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OK for the price 3 of 8 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Halifax, Nova Scotia
These are probably the most popular studio headphones out there, and get consistently good reviews. However, compared to another set I have by another company that also cost less than $200, the HD280s do not fare well. Harsh tone, making it difficult to distinguish elements. Ok for tracking I guess. But even for that I found they occasionally started slipping off my head while playing guitar. Not as good as their reputation might have you believe. I'd compare against others rather than go by the hype.
Posted by Brent on Mar 22, 2013
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N/A 1 of 6 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Toronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
after about 15- 20 minutes they become very uncomfortable on the left side of my head. the right side is fine, but the left is so compressed and it hurts. sound is good, comfort sucks. will be returning them
Posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2012
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great buy 2 of 6 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Calgary Chinook, Alberta
Posted by anonymous on Oct 7, 2012
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O M G 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Sydney, Nova Scotia
Ok - didn't know much about these before I bought them. Started doing some research on the internet about the best bang for the buck and this model kept coming up. Many reviewers pick them over more expensive, designer brands like Beats Audio. Well, I've had them for 6 months now and I have no complaints - they are durable, the never feel like they are going to bend or break when folding and are super portable for their size. The only drawback is their size when they are folded out but again, their comfort when wearing them for longer periods is really second to none. Highly recommended.
Posted by LA on Feb 18, 2012
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N/A 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Mississauga, Ontario
My cousin needed these for a course he was taking at Metalworks Studio, and he told me how sick they were. I bought them and haven't been let down. Awesome construction, they feel really solid. Pads are soft and replaceable. Sound is awesome. Get this shit if you can.
Posted by Dan on May 29, 2010
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Sennheiser HD 280 pro 1 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   North Vancouver, British Columbia
If you have the money you should buy two, they have great sound isolation on a plane or in a car. Comfortable. All the foam pads are replaceable, so thats nice. They seem to be well made and durable. Apparently if you wear them around your neck they will press against your carotid arteries and cause you to go unconscious, but i havn't had this problem yet. They have a real professional sound, you can easily hear all the different parts of the music. They fold really nice too. And they are in the movie the departed which is also epic. And they are made in Ireland and the Irish are awesome.
Posted by Jacob Kim on Jul 2, 2009
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Love these headphones! 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Toronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
great head phones, spend hundreds of $$$ on them before I found these Sennheiser ones. now I own 4 pairs, enough forthe whole band. again, great product!
Posted by Steve on Jan 29, 2009
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